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Blog Challenge- Day 6


Tuesday, November 05, 2013

6. What is your favorite physical activity overall? at the gym? Explain.

My favorite activity is kayaking, though walking the dog is a close second. There is something so calming about gliding over the water quietly. I don't think I would get the same meditative effect riding in a motorboat. I especially enjoy paddling at night, when the distractions are minimized. As for dog walking... I get a kick out of tiring out my Jack Russell Terrier! They are known for being hyper dogs, but I tire Cooper out and he is a very mellow fellow. Good dog!

At the gym I especially liked the treadmill and doing leg press on the squat machine. I no longer go to the gym, as I am on a frugal living kick saving money for a trip next year, but when I did have a membership I loved seeing how far I could get in 30=45 minutes, and how fast I could go. I was never super fast, but I did set a good pace and maintain it. Occasionally I would do intervals at a higher speed just to see if I could do it. I am surprised I never flew off the end of the treadmill. emoticon emoticon And the squat machine was proof that I was getting stronger. When I quit going to the gym I was up to 160 pounds on that machine, which is about what I weigh. Made me feel really strong!

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Today I drove mom to the wound clinic after walking with my nieces this morning, then walking to go vote. It is a little over 2 miles round trip to get to my polling place. I figure it is important to vote, because if I don't vote then I really cannot complain about politics for the next year at least. (That is just my opinion.) Mom and I did our usual tour of the farm stands and grocery stores after her appointment. She got another afternoon appointment for next week, so I will be driving her again next week. Tomorrow I have to get up and moving earlier than normal because I have an early morning appointment with the dermatologist, whose office is a 40 minute drive... if there is no traffic. I am not looking forward to an early morning. I shouldn't complain though, I am just spoiled with not having a firm schedule most mornings. Usually if Cooper and I are feeling sluggish in the morning we can linger over breakfast.

I need to get out for a run in the next couple days. I got a new long sleeved top (with odor guard) to wear when I go out running. Now I just have to get out there. Go, Chandra! Just get going!
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DIANEDOESSMILES 11/6/2013 5:49PM

    HI Chandra,, u always CHARGE ME UP !! TY !!! If you read my blog today,, you will see I NEED IT !!

SO GR8 that Cooper gets in those NICE LONG WALKS, esp being a JR Terror LOL. Where I lived b4 this one,, ,, one of the ladies had one,, OH DID THAT DAWG JUMP HIGH UP IN THE AIR !! LOL he was ALWAYS barking,, and though shes ALSO HYPER,,,,, it was still a chall for her to keep him under control. They were PERFECT For each other !!

KEEP A GOIN FORWARD HON !! And TY SO MUCHErS For doing the MAX of the fiber we are allowed to claim this week on the SUD team ! UR ROCKING THIS !

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BONNIEMARGAY 11/6/2013 2:21PM

    Whether you vote to have a right to complain, vote against the lesser of two evils, or vote to honor all of the suffragettes who worked so hard, thank you so much for voting!

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WETPTARMIGAN 11/6/2013 12:42PM

    It's true what they say--a tired dog is a good dog! emoticon

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BABYSOX 11/6/2013 5:30AM

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/5/2013 11:25PM

    Cooper is lucky you look after him so well.My Lacey goes for walks with Al because when she is with me she walks but she is working (service dog ) I used lo love kayaking my daughter has one but my legs and hips are deteriorating so fast I am not sure I will be able to get in the kayak next summer. I do other things though.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/5/2013 10:44PM

    Keep it up, you're worth it!

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MRSKATEDUVALL 11/5/2013 10:00PM

    Cooper is a lucky dog.

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DOGLADY13 11/5/2013 9:05PM

    You and I will have to hold each other accountable with getting back out to run. I've been away so long, it will be like starting from nothing. At least this time I know what I'm in for!

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